Who is Ammonius Saccas (Sakkas)?

Who is Ammonius Saccas (Sakkas)?

December 13, 2020 Off By Felso

Ammonius Sakkas is a philosopher who lived in the 3rd century AD and founded the Neoplatonic school.

Ammonius Sakkas earned his life as a porter in the ports of Alexandria and hence his nickname, Sakkas, meaning sack carrier. Details of his life are unknown. Its chief disciples are Herennius Orijen (one of the famous Christian Fathers and mystics), Cassius Longinus and Plotinus. He did not write anything and, like the Pythagoreans, he kept his teaching secret except for his students.

Prepared by:  Sociologist Ömer YILDIRIM
Source:  Ömer YILDIRIM’s Personal Lecture Notes. Atatürk University Department of Sociology First Class “Introduction to Philosophy” and 2., 3., 4. Class “History of Philosophy” Lecture Notes (Ömer YILDIRIM); Open Education Philosophy Textbook